Daily Archives: 17 October 2013

Saturn From On High

Check out this view of Saturn from way above the ring plane. This one you can get whole in your pc’s viewscreen. Gordan Ugarkovic processed raw images from the Cassini space probe. Amazing work. This view will likely be the … Continue reading

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Curia On Retreat

That headline is correct; it’s not “curia in retreat.” CNS has the news of Pope Francis’s plans for the 2014 Lenten retreat: It will be held at a retreat center about twenty miles outside of Rome It will be led … Continue reading

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Redemptionis Sacramentum 156-157

Here’s the fuss about names: [156.] This function is to be understood strictly according to the name by which it is known, that is to say, that of extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, and not “special minister of Holy Communion” … Continue reading

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Psalm 10 and the Heart of Darkness

In my daily lectio I’ve been experimenting with some psalms to assist me in the difficult reflections on sinfulness in the fifth week of the online Ignatian retreat. Today, I found a familiar tone in the tenth Psalm: They think … Continue reading

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GMD 104-105: The Second Goal

The bishops are audacious in their second goal, restated at the start of this chapter (GMD 104-116): To invite all people in the United States, whatever their social or cultural background, to hear the message of salvation in Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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